Connecticut Truck Accidents: What Is The Hours Of Service Rule?

Saturday, September 7th, 2019 by | Posted In: Truck Accidents

Fatigue is something that all of us have faced at one time or another, however, commercial truck drivers who are fatigued can put all motorists on the road in danger. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) enforces an hours of service regulation that restricts the number of hours a driver can operate a commercial vehicle in a 24 hour period.

Even though this regulation is in place, some drivers and trucking companies do violate this rule to meet delivery deadlines which puts everyone at risk for injury. This rule aims at limiting commercial driver fatigue and states that truck drivers

The hours of service rule applies to all vehicles that weigh more than 10,000 pounds, require payment to transport between 9 and 15 passengers, or more than 16 passengers, and transport hazardous materials. If you or a loved one was injured in a Connecticut truck accident and believe driver fatigue played a role in the crash, contact our firm. Our experienced team will begin an immediate investigation into your injuries and work to protect your long term interests.

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